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3.9
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TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer
Stephen Kaufer
450 Ratings
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  • "Perks, Vacation Time, Free lunch(in 98 reviews)

  • "Smart people, great benefits, including lunch every day(in 58 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Business Development - Dublin"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people to learn from and get inspiration. Loads of perks (Free lunch, snacks, Health and well-being benefit, Insurance options, Shares) Generous salary, compensation plan and kickers (bonuses for over achieving!) - With the move to quarterly commission pay outs you have the added flexibility of time to hit your targets! Hard work is definitely rewarded! Plenty of training and personal development - With so much exciting change comes plenty of open discussion and training. TripAdvisor is all about transparency so the 'why' question is always explained whenever change happens. Very approachable senior management - Both immediate and head of sales are always open to meet and discuss any issues or concerns you have. Managements success it measured on the success of their team, so they are always willing and able to help your get the results. I found everyone really personable and friendly. Fast passed environment - TripAdvisor are on a warpath to further dominate the travel and tourism space through continued innovative development of various product solutions. As such, things are continually evolving in the company in order to maintain their competitive edge and market dominance. Be willing to adapt quickly! Great city centre location with easy access to public transport (Luas, Dublin bikes, Bus etc)

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    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind to be honest

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't need my advise. They ask for open and honest feedback from the team regularly. If changes are not working to the benefit of everyone, they want to know about it.

    TripAdvisor2018-11-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    TripAdvisor takes care of its employees very well. It provides free lunches, very good health care, fitness support, opportunities to help other people and organize events to socialize. TripAdivsor's office location is central. It's very close to both Pearse and Docklands train station. The company helps career growth with books and technical talks. It also supports employees to go to conferences. The free snacks in the kitchen are wonderful. Keep up the good work.

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    Cons

    I think the concern for at least engineering is dwindling number of engineers. When I have started it was almost 35 engineers and now we aren't even half of it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers in Dublin.

    TripAdvisor2018-05-16
  3. Helpful (19)

    "The worst management/ product / experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing good about TripAdvisor Dublin except the free lunches . Some of the employees are nice people other are just their for a job like zombies

    Cons

    Everything about TripAdvisor is a lie ! The product is sold to customers who think it does something it doesn’t, nobody in the company can explain how the hotel solution works , The management haven’t got a clue how to sell never mind lead a team. The training is beyond shocking ! No career progression targets are made up of a fake growth rate If you want to loose faith in humanity and dive into a black hole of failure TripAdvisor Dublin is the company for you !

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    Advice to Management

    Start by employing real managers who know how to sell. Provide ongoing training and actually create a product that works

    TripAdvisor2018-03-24
  4. Helpful (3)

    "BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is by far the BEST Company i have worked for! i started out as a contractor and i was nervous that being a huge company i would be met with arrogance or know-it - all attitude but I felt so welcome from day 1. Every one in general was welcoming, helpful and now I am so blessed to have become full time and what an amazing team i am part of and all the other teams that i collaborate with. I feel extremely supported in all ways - resources to do my job, opportunities to learn and a clear path to career growth. I initially thought top management would be inaccessible but they are open arms... Steve is very down to earth and has an open door policy where you can stop by in his office and engage with him or say hello! I thought that was very humbling... Management encourages to communicate anything that can improve us the employees and the company as a whole without fear of intimidation. In addition to the incredible free lunch, snacks and coffees, the benefits are also amazing , their vision of charitable work is greatly encouraged, the office setting is relaxed where by you can work from anywhere in the building or outside when the weather allows. The culinary staff and cleaning crews are very incredibly efficient. All in all i could go on and on but there is too much to say...So far I have had a wonderful and amazing experience working at Trip and I am VERY VERY HAPPY here.. I feel acknowledged which may seem simple but a very crucial ingredient in an employee's performance.

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    Cons

    sometime working with different national and international teams has a few hiccups but that is understandable and measures are constantly being taken to improve the system

    TripAdvisor2019-10-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Smart and humane"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great culture: The flat structure is truly implemented. - Smart people: A great set of people who really care about what they are doing - Great perks: Apart from free lunches, loads of things to make it easier for you to handle life! Very thoughtful!

    Cons

    You will not be able to leave (I have been interviewing and getting monetarily better offers, but still haven't found a place that feels better. Hence, haven't left!)

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work! For whats it worth.. I have complete faith in the organization!

    TripAdvisor2019-09-18
  6. Helpful (4)

    "London office"

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    Current Employee - Manager, London in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch on Tues and Thurs Office space is clean and well-organized

    Cons

    The UK office is a branch of the US, no decision makers are in the UK office No direction from senior management Senior teams expect a 24d7h work ethic

    TripAdvisor2019-06-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unclear strategy and positioning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great benefits, everyday free lunch, snacks, soft drinks, office is nicely decorated, much better working enviroment than local companies; talented staff, good work-life balance, culture of diversity

    Cons

    local strategy is not clear, what the staff received from the management team looks like we need to find something to do but just "work for work's sake". Might be a good story bottom-up, but is it really something the market/our audience need? Our product is less competative with local players, poor user experinces and bugs seldom taken care of. Staff are busy but a bit directionless, just doing what managers told us to do. Our voice seldom being heard of... Not because no one has opinions, but if voices always get denied or ignored or even not encouraged, whoelse would like to be the "victim". Internally there is also lack of communication across teams. I believe management team have regular meetings, but communication among different teams are less. The office is quiet, only during lunch time people are actively fetching free lunch boxes...too many free things just make people lazier and less innovative...

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    Advice to Management

    There are indeed talented staff but lack of clear strategy seems a waste of people's time and talent. I'd suggest management team (not only local but global) be more open-mined to employee's voices, encourage free opinions and hear what they would like to convey, cause we really care and love the brand!

    TripAdvisor2019-06-17
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Representative 

    I worked at TripAdvisor full-time

    Pros

    Perks, Vacation Time, Free lunch

    Cons

    hard to move up within the company

    TripAdvisor2019-04-08
  9. "Best Internship Ever!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - SEO Intern in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TripAdvisor for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is really invested in the intern program, and the intern's learning Was given meaningful tasks that directly impacted/contributed to the company All the other interns were very nice, and there were multiple events planned for bonding by HR Amazing perks like a shuttle to help with commuting, free food (really good free lunch), super nice office space, casual dress Colleagues were very knowledgable, and open to interns exploring other areas of the company

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    Cons

    Some days were slower than others in terms of tasks to do

    TripAdvisor2019-03-21
  10. "Fun environment, great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TripAdvisor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Progressive, fun office environment with cool perks like free lunch, free on site gym with classes, dog friendly, special events, pub, etc. Exciting industry (travel) that permeates the office Approachable and friendly people

    Cons

    The company loves to promote transparency, but sometimes it is lacking across levels with the greater plan for areas of the business.

    TripAdvisor2019-02-11
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